The Pirates Village at Santa Ponsa, Mallorca is a fantastic family holiday destination and Mumbler would happily recommend it after visiting for a last minute family holiday in 2014 at October half term break. It’s totally set-up for families and Jet2 Holidays run flights (and whole package holidays) from Leeds Bradford airport which helps keep travel time to a minimum.
When we arrived at Palma Airport, we were expecting a long coach transfer time, however Santa Ponsa really isn’t that far from Palma. The extra time was to allow for multiple other drop off’s on the way. My daughters couldn’t believe their eyes when we arrived at the hotel though- the view from the road is AMAZING!
Pirates Village is a 3* hotel and it’s got a really big pool, it’s also a very easy walk to the beach. It’s not luxurious, but for a fairly reasonably priced holiday with young kids it is perfect, if they’re happy, I’m happy!
The rooms have a twin bedroom, a decent sized bathroom then a living room with 2 single sofabeds, a mini kitchen and balcony. The rooms are a bit basic and a touch dated but spotlessly clean so we weren’t bothered (note Jan 17, the pictures recently look like the bedrooms have been upgraded) The hotel was full when we were there (Oct/Nov half term) and so the all inclusive buffet could be a bit of a scrum but the staff were very friendly and the food was great. Yes, I did witness some hotel guests eating MOUNTAINS of chips and chicken nuggets at every meal however there was plenty of choice including delicious salads, fresh fish and traditional Majorcan dishes at each meal. It’s served as a help-your-self buffet which is great for ensuring that young kids don’t have to wait.
The pool was fab- a bit cold when we were there but that was November so we can’t really complain!
The evening entertainment started at 8/8.30pm which was just a bit late for my 2, but we would put them to bed and then we (adults) could sit on the balcony (as all the rooms overlook the pool and entertainment area) and watch the show, taking turns to nip down to the bar to collect the drinks. We had the all inclusive package and the quality of the wine and beer was fine- I was expecting it to be a bit ropey but was pleasantly surprised.
Majorca is beautiful too- we were only there 4 nights but I’d love to hire a car and go exploring next time. The resort is probably about 30km from Palma Airport.
Top tip- take pirates outfits for your kids! If not, there is a Chinese souvenir shop on the street parallel to the hotel which stocks Pirate stuff! “
Another Mumbler review….
“We went to pirates village in Majorca last year, pirate themed, all inclusive. entertainment, kids club and pool were fantastic, around pool is invaded by pirates twice a week, we have booked again for next year, jet2 fly there from Leeds Bradford and prices very reasonable. Without wanting to sound like a snob we have struggled to find a fab family hotel with all stuff the kids love that’s not tacky and rowdy.This is fab ” MS Oct 2013
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The holiday village in c’an picafort it’s an exclusive Thomson hotel, it’s a family hotel, kids club, shows every night for all the family, kids pool with slides etc close to the beech and town, we would defo go back it was fab,
“Have stayed in Sequoia Lodge and Hotel Cheyanne, both were nice but personally preferred Sequoia Lodge, it was quite a bit more money but had a lovely indoor pool and nice bar area. We have always flown with Jet 2 and then caught the local train from the airport which takes you right into the resort. We also book the flights separately from the hotel booking as it has always come out cheaper”
“Would recommend the Cheyenne- it’s one of the cheapest, but perfect for the amount of time you actually spend in the room! We traveled by Eurostar – it was really straight forward – would recommend buying the ‘half board’ food vouchers too- as it’s a lot more expensive when you are there! ”
“We have been to seqouia four times and love it. We are going again in the next holiday. Lovely and cosy feel to it. We have flown twice and gone on eurostar twice. Again this next time we are going on euro star. It takes u straight into the park. They take your luggage to the hotel too! You also get extra time on your departure day too as train does not go till 6.40ish. The plane is normally lunchtime so you get up and go. Depends what u want. I just love the eurostar and sequioa. If u stay in a disney hotel you also get magic hours before everyone else. Normally between 8-10 on a morning. I booked this trip last july and got a good deal. Upgraded the train for a small amount and upgraded the room too.”
Puerto pollensa!!!! Loads of kids and it’s flat…long beach with shallow waters!!! Were going end of may I love it there
Ferrera Beach aparthotel near cala d’or. We went last year and loved it. Fab kids club and amazing all inc food. All staff so friendly too
We went to First Choice Holiday Village in Cala Millor this year and it was absolutely brilliant – went with my sister too so we had a 5 year old, 2 x 2.5s and a 1! And there was loads for all of them entertainment was top notch and restaurants plenty to choose from!
Check out pirate village in Santa Ponsa, we went this year and booked for next year too.. Mine are 2, 7 and 10 and they all loved it. Pirate themed hotel, pirate invasion
Around the pool twice a week, great kids clubs and entertainment day and night